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NRM York

Spent half of wednesday 24/10 going round the NRM in York.

Here are the Pics:-





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They have a clan line loco on display and from one side it looks a normal steam engine on the other side its opened right up and shows how it all works:-





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The Mallard getting ready for next years 75th anniversary of her Record Breaking steam run :-





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Harry Potter's Train and Tender:-





Class 20:-



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The Stores area is open so you can wander at your leisure.

A model of a caley engine:-




Then an overall pic from the balcony that overlooks the store :-


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Then onto the workshop where The Flying Scotsman is being rebuilt:-







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Also in the workshop was the streamlined Duchess of Hamilton:-




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The only Japanese Bullet Train on show outside of Japan is in York:-




And also a Japanese steam train:-



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Napier Deltic Engine:-




Sulzer Engine:-



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fastnet

Don't think I have posted these...


The bullet by john.mcknight, on Flickr


The bullet by john.mcknight, on Flickr


York national rail museum by john.mcknight, on Flickr


York national rail museum by john.mcknight, on Flickr
Michelekelvin

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Its Amazing to see these picture..!!
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Seem the Goverment want to close the NRM as part of their cost cutting

Petition link is below:-

http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/indepth/savethenrm/petition/
norrie

Hi glasgowloon, why close it down, is there that much money to be saved
What would be next
I got within 100 yards of NRM in the 70s but the folk who were with me had a child who wasnt feeling well, I have never been near the place since
I have signed the petition
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From the Press:-

THE campaign to save the National Railway Museum from risk of closure was stepped up a gear with nearly 100 people gathering for a banner-waving protest outside the York attraction.

Local residents and railway enthusiasts from all over the country attended the rally to protest at moves by the Science Museum’s Group to close one of its three museums in York, Bradford, or Manchester.

It came as hundreds of people continue to sign the Press’s Save The NRM petition which has now topped 7,000 names – thanks to petitions containing 600 names from Tesco at Clifton Moor.

Saturday’s gathering sent a message that the York attraction was a national gem and any attempt to close it would rob the city and the entire country of its heritage as well as a source of inspiration to future generations wanting to work in the rail industry.

York council leader James Alexander warned the museum was one of those which was vital to Britain’s future as a manufacturing nation.

He said: “This is not about York vs Bradford. It is about all the museums. We need as a country to be seen to be producing things – not just relying on financial service industries.

"The museum gets just under a million visitors a year. It is very significant for the York economy and part of our heritage. The museum inspires the interest of those who will be involved in science and technology in the future, so I am pleased to see so many here protesting.”

At the head of the crowd was David Gibson, who was inspired to open his rail transport business in Coventry by childhood visits to the NRM with his father.

He said: “My dad used to take me to the Science Museum in London and the NRM. He passed his enthusiasm for railways on to me. The exhibits brought it all alive for me as a boy.

“Just when the rail industry is becoming more dynamic we are talking about the possible closure of this museum. It would be a great shame and I just hope it doesn’t happen.”

He underlined his own fledgling business, Railfast Intermodal, would not exist without the NRM. “I would never have started it if I had not been inspired as a kid by museums like this,” he said.

York Central MP Hugh Bayley said: “With just two days notice we have got dozens of people turning out to say: ‘Do not close the museum.’ “We will carry on bringing the campaign forward and it will grow and grow until the Government give us the answer we want – sufficient funding to protect this museum and all the museums in the Science Museum’s Group.”

• CITY of York Council has teamed up with Bradford and Manchester councils to deliver an open letter to the trustees of the Science Museum’s Group which is published today.

The letter states: “It would be unthinkable even to consider closing national museums, like the Victoria and Albert or the National History Museum, in London. Why then does it appear to be acceptable to discuss potential closures of national museums in Northern cities?

“The economic and cultural impact of closing a national science museum in Bradford, York or Manchester would be much more devastating in any one of these cities, than closing a London museum would be on the capital’s or indeed the nation’s economy.”
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Petition signed.....

Another couple of pics from this wonderful museum.


York national rail museum by john.mcknight, on Flickr


York national rail museum by john.mcknight, on Flickr


York national rail museum by john.mcknight, on Flickr


York national rail museum by john.mcknight, on Flickr
Glasgow Loon

Excellent pics.

Am going down on the 10th July to the 12th for the Mallard 75th anniversary when all 6 A4's will be on show round the turntable.
norrie

Hi fastnet, great photos, even the diesels looked good

Glasgowloon, take photos
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Dont worry Norrie I will.

Its a once in a lifetime experience.
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